Hammond to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary)
31 January 1859
With reference to the last paragraph of the Letter from the Colonial Office of the 9th November last, in which it is stated that Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton is desirous of obtaining information respecting the Laws of the United States regulating the carrying of Passengers coastwise, I am directed by The Earl of Malmesbury to transmit to you, to be laid before Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, a Copy of a Despatch from Lord Napier in reply to Lord Malmesbury's enquiryManuscript imageenquiry on this subject.
I am etc.
E. Hammond
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Merivale
Can any use be made of this at present?
ABd 1 Feb
I should think it might be worthwhile to send it confidentially to the Governors of the N. Am. Colonies; & also to communicate it to the Bd of Trade.
HM Feb 1
Annex drafts.
C Feby 1
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Lytton to Governors of the North American Colonies, Confidential, 10 February 1859.
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Draft, Merivale to J. Booth, Board of Trade, 11 February 1859, forwarding information on the status of American law with respect to their own navigational rights.
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Napier, British Minister at Washington, to Malmesbury, 9 January 1859, forwarding information regarding the exclusion of foreign shipping from the coasting trade of the United States in relation to passenger transportation.
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John Nelson, U.S. Attorney General's Office, to J.C. Spencer, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 2 November 1843, advising there were no provisions regarding the transportation of passengers in any legislation passed to regulate the coasting trade.